Best Lead Vocalist/Rhythm Guitarists

zxm
Best lead singers who also played rhythm guitar..I couldn't find all the best .So please add more .

The Top TenXW

1James HetfieldJames Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

He is both a good rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist. So I added him on top. And he has played some lead guitar too. - zxm

2John LennonJohn Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40 .
3Dave MustaineDavid Scott "Dave" Mustaine was born September 13, 1961. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, and lead singer of the American thrash metal band Megadeth, and well known as the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal ...read more.

Yes, visitor. I agree that he plays both lead and rhythm guitar. But most musicians play rhythm guitar and vocals when performing on stage. Mostly additional guitarists come to play lead guitar. - zxm

While technically Dave is a lead/rhythm guitarist, the complexity of his rhythms that he plays while also singing is incredible

Way better as a guitarist though. - Metal_Treasure

4Dave GrohlDavid Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
5Paul StanleyStanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss.
6Noel GallagherNoel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis.

He is mainly a lead guitarist of the band. But he also sang almost half of Oasis songs. And he also plays rhythm guitar. That's why I added him - zxm

7Matthew TuckMatthew "Matt" Tuck is a Welsh musician. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the Welsh heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine.
8Scott IanScott Ian is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing and additional lead vocalist, and the only remaining original founding member of the thrash metal band, Anthrax.
9Ray DaviesRaymond Douglas "Ray" Davies is an English musician. He was the rhythm guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for The Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave.
10Lou Reed

A very underrated player, if well enough recognised for his trail blazing work with the Velvet Underground and a prolific solo career.

The Contenders

11David CrosbyDavid Van Cortlandt Crosby is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of three bands: the Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and CPR.
12Dave PaddenDavid James Padden, is a Canadian musician, best known as the former vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Canadian thrash metal band Annihilator from 2003 to 2014.

Though of him.But wasn't quite sure about his roles in annihilator. - zxm

He was in Annihilator for more than 10 years. Annihilator play technical thrash metal and guitar work is very demanding. Dave does mostly clean thrash vox but sometimes he puts growls to spice the song.
Annihilator - Haunted, Invite It, The Trend, Weapon X, Detonation, One Falls Two Rise, Rage Absolute - Metal_Treasure

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13Graham Nash
14Billie Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

Well, I didn't add him because he isn't VERY good at singing. And he also plays lead guitar. But most punk guitarists play rhythm guitar. That's why I added him. So, I think he could be here. But not very high. - zxm

15Matt HeafyMatthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.
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